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NEWS: 36th Stellar Gospel Music Awards – 2021 Nominees Revealed!

The nominees for the 36th annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards have finally been revealed!

Scheduled to be taped live in Nashville on July 10, 2021, The Stellar Awards Gospel Music Academy (SAGMA) adopted a low-key approach in 2020 as a result of COVID-19.

The annual award show which recognizes the achievements and immense contribution of hardworking individuals in the gospel music industry sees Jonathan McReynolds topping the list with eight nominations, while Anthony Brown & Group Therapy, Kierra Sheard, Maverick City Music, and Pastor Mike, Jr. are all tied with seven nominations.

See Nominations in some Major Categories Below;

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • Anthony Brown & group therapy
  • Jonathan McReynolds
  • Kierra Sheard
  • Maverick City Music
  • Pastor Mike Jr.

SONG OF THE YEAR

  • All in His Plan – PJ Morton Ft. Le’Andria Johnson & Mary Mary
  • Man of Your Word – Jonathan Jay, Nathan Jess, Chandler Moore & Tony Brown
  • Movin’ On – Jonathan McReynolds & Mali Music
  • Nobody Like Jesus – James Fortune ft. Lisa Knowles Smith
  • Something Has to Break (Live) – Kierra Sheard ft. Tasha Cobbs Leonard

MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • Anthony Brown; 2econd Wind: Ready
  • Chandler Moore; Maverick City Music Vol 3 Part 1
  • Jonathan McReynolds; People
  • Marvin Sapp; Chosen Vessel
  • Pastor Mike Jr.; Big: Freedom Sessions

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • Jonathan Traylor; The Unknown; Motown Gospel
  • Juan & Lisa Winans; It Belongs to Me; DARE Records
  • Maverick City Music; Maverick City Music Vol 3 Part 1; Tribl Records
  • Melvin Crispell III; I’ve Got A Testimony; BET/RCA Inspiration
  • Rich Tolbert Jr.; Never Be Defeated; Campfire Music / Red Alliance Media / Fair Trade

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  • Big: Freedom Sessions; Pastor Mike Jr.; Black Smoke Music Worldwide
  • Changing Your Story; Jekalyn Carr; Lunjeal Music Group
  • Kierra; Kierra Sheard; Karew / RCA Inspiration
  • Maverick City Music Vol 3 Part 1; Maverick City Music; Tribl Records
  • People; Jonathan McReynolds; eOne Music

CHOIR OF THE YEAR

  • Chicago Mass Choir; My Soul Says Yes; New Haven Records
  • JJ Hairston; Not Holding Back; JamesTown Music / eOne Music
  • Jonathan Nelson; The Reunion; JToons Music / eOne Music
  • Rev. Luther Barnes & The Restoration Worship Center Choir; Look to the Hills; SRT / Shanachie
  • Ricky Dillard; Choirmaster; Motown Gospel

RAP HIP HOP GOSPEL ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  • Big: Freedom Sessions; Pastor Mike Jr.; Black Smoke Music Worldwide
  • DayBreak; Flame; Clear Sight Music
  • His Glory Alone; KB; HGA Music / Essential Sound
  • The Book of Mali; Mali Music; K Approved/RCA Inspiration
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